RSC Assistant

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Greece
Organization: Danish Refugee Council
Closing date: 3 Feb 2021


The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Based in Copenhagen (Denmark) and present in forty countries, the Danish Refugee Council is a non-profit-making, politically independent, non-governmental and non-denominational relief organization.

Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.


DRC has been operating in Greece since December 2015, providing support to the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified reception conditions for refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos island. In March 2016, DRC expanded its operations in Athens, in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.


DRC Greece is looking to recruit a qualified, flexible and enthusiastic professional to work for its Office in Athens (Greece) as an RSC Assistant. Under the overall supervision of the Integration Learning Center (ILC) Team Leader and with the technical guidance from Education Coordinator, the RSC Assistant will be responsible for the implementation of a structured educational program for children of adult students attending integration courses at the ILC. The RSC Assistant will develop and maintain good relations with persons of concern, while ensuring that DRC’s child safeguarding and protection policies are strictly adhered to.

Duties & Responsibilities

The main responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the design of a recreational space for children curriculum;
  • Prepare and implement education and psychosocial activities for children (2-7) according to age and learning needs;
  • Communicate with children in a protective manner ensuring the respect of their rights;
  • Create a positive and trustful atmosphere while interacting with children and parents encouraging them to express their needs and ensuring their feeling of safety;
  • Ensure that children are never alone in the Integration Learning Center;
  • Promote empathy, compassion and respect for the gender, ethnic, religious, cultural, and learning diversity of children;
  • Identify materials and equipment needed for high-quality and age-appropriate RSC activities;
  • Adhere to DRC’s Code of Conduct and help to create and maintain an environment that prevents safeguarding violations and promotes the implementation of DRC’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
  • In addition to the above, the RSC Assistant may be asked to carry out other duties requested by the Integration Learning Center Team Leader, Urban Manager, Area Manager or Education Coordinator related to the achievement of education/integration objectives.

Required Qualifications

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in children’s education (in classroom settings).
  • Degree in Preschool/Kindergarten/Nursery or Primary Education, or Early Childhood Development.
  • Excellent verbal and written English and Greek skills are required.
  • Prior experience with non-Greek speaking children and adolescents will be considered an asset.
  • Prior experience working in kindergarten, nursery or ECE settings will be considered an asset.
  • Previous working experience with local or international NGOs will be considered an asset.
  • Effective classroom management skills.
  • High professional ethics.
  • Computer skills.

Required Skills & Qualities

  • Ability to work in a multinational and multicultural environment
  • Proactivity, with a sound commitment to teamwork and with a spirit of genuine collaboration
  • Strong initiative and self-motivated, with a strong commitment to humanitarian principle and high sense of ethics
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as patience and politeness, are needed
  • Ability to cope with high workload and stress and identify priority activities and assignments, and adjust priorities as required
  • Multi-tasking and organizational skills is a must, and a good sense of humor

Core Competencies of DRC:

  • Striving for excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Taking the lead
  • Communication
  • Demonstrating Integrity

Terms & Conditions

The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law (this is a national position)

All allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus)

DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.

The position will be based in Attica (Greece) and national terms and conditions apply

How to apply:

Are you interested? Then apply for this position on line**:** All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English.**

DRC provides equal opportunity in employment and prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. DRC encourages all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process. However, applicants must be aware that DRC cannot systemically sponsor non-EU citizen or non-Greek resident for all the steps of legal process to get a work permit and/or a residency permit in Greece.

Applications close on the 3d of February 2021. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

Due to the urgency of the position, DRC has the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.

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